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Global Strategic Trends in Environmental Finance and Carbon Markets: The Role of Hong Kong and Asia [Complete] Event Code: 180426LU
Date 26-Apr-2018
Time 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue 14/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 136 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong
Speaker(s) Ms. Paula DiPerna
Fee HKSFA Member(s) at HK$150.0/person
CFA Candidate(s) at HK$230.0/person
Guest(s) and Non-member(s) at HK$300.0/person
This seminar is qualified for 1 CPT hour(s), 1 CE hour(s), 1 RBV CPD hour(s)
Remarks CFA Societies Global Passport Program Eligible 
# CFA Candidate(s) for Year 2018 only.
- Sandwiches and drinks will be provided.
- Only Visa and Master Card are accepted for online payment.
- Language: English

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We are pleased to have the presence of Ms. Paula DiPerna, a renowned strategic global environmental and philanthropic policy advisor, and author, to speak at our continuing education luncheon.  Ms. DiPerna will discuss with the audience the latest trends in ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance): Is Hong Kong ready to be a hub of green finance? 

Her talk will focus on:
  • The evolution of Hong Kong as a financial center under the latest developments in ESG
  • What is the role of a financial center in a world that must increasingly balance governance issues, social pressure, regulatory scrutiny with financial performance?

About the Spe

Ms. Paula DiPerna is a strategic global environmental and philanthropic policy advisor, and author. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at Civic Exchange in Hong Kong and also serves as Special Advisor to CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), where she focuses on the evolution of investor issues and emerging new tools and trends in environmental and sustainable finance. 

Ms. DiPerna served formerly as President of the International division of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the world’s first cap-and-trade system covering all six greenhouse gases and that spearheaded the founding of the Tianjin Climate Exchange (TCX), China’s first pilot carbon market. Formerly, Ms. DiPerna also served as President of the Joyce Foundation, a major US philanthropy; Executive Vice President for Recruitment and Public Policy of CCX; and Vice President for International Affairs for the Cousteau Society, whose principal was oceans pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau where she also wrote numerous award-winning television documentary films. 

Ms. DiPerna is a frequent public speaker and widely published author of books and articles, and is a contributor to, for leading Asian investors.  Ms. DiPerna also serves on the Board of Advisors of Global Kids, whose mission is to develop global citizenship, and on the Circle of Advisors of Rachel’s Network, which links women philanthropists who have environmental interests. Ms. DiPerna is a member of the Womens Forum of New York City and the Council on Foreign Relations.  Her chapter on Lessons Learned from the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) was recently published in the anthology Designing a Sustainable Financial System (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2018).

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CFA Societies Global Passport Program

HKSFA has participated in the CFA Societies Global Passport Program which allows CFA society members to enjoy local society member rate at selected events like this luncheon.  Members of non-HKSFA CFA Institute societies qualify to attend this event at HKSFA member rates.  Please contact HKSFA at to register.